Hardware Design Validation of Wall Plug Providing Omni-Channel Connectivity

Client Overview

The client is a leading provider of high-speed optical transceivers for the enterprise, access, and metropolitan fiber optical market and products for smart homes.

Business Challenge
  • Study objective is to extend market reach in home and building automation segment by addressing multiprotocol controller device need of market to control and monitor various kind of new age devices. Also improve user experience by working on design and aesthetics
  • Complete hardware design feasibility and propose solution to any architectural challenges found in feasibility before the actual solution realization in the market to evaluate the overall concept
VOLANSYS Contribution
  • Feasibility conducted on below :
    • Mechanical design, form-factor and structural strength analysis based on the solution need
    • Selected Antenna types and placement proposed as per product variants targeted
    • Conducted RF Simulation behavior and analyzed RF parameters. Based on that proposed feasible option for RF Antenna placements, product form-factor and different variants
    • Power & Heat energy Budget Analysis
    • To address challenges in terms of antenna, co-existence and selection of dynamic multiprotocol chip that can support multiple IOT technologies as product requires different radios such as Z-Wave, Zigbee, Thread, 6LowPAN and EnOcean devices to be operated runtime
  • Designed PCB real estate analysis and outline
  • Ported Linux based switch driver to OpenWRT. Bring-up those on prototype hardware
  • Enabling OpenWRT configurations on prototype hardware for further development
  • Tested hardware compatibility with different radios such as Z-Wave, Zigbee 3.0, Thread, 6lowPAN, and EnOcean radios with the coexistence when all operated together at same time
  • Performed Pre-certification compliance
  • Certification requirement analysis
  • Performed unit and integrated system testing for further estimation
  • Enabling prototype for quick market release
  • Provided recommendation/changes in product based on findings as part of technical feasibility
Technologies | Engineering Expertise

Hardware Design Validation | Firmware Support | Product validation   

Solution Architecture
Hardware Design Validation
Benefits Delivered
  • Customer is successfully able to validate the concept using the findings of the feasibility study
  • Customer is able to get market insights through POC done using primary prototype in the field. This has helped customer to improve design and identity few more hidden needs from end customer side
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